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1903, Eliza Morgan Bates; children: Caroline Water-
man, b. June 4, 1905; Rodman Morgan, b. June 30,
1907. Ass'it gen. counsel Mexican Central R'y Co.,
Lt'd, 1905-1907; mem. Underwood, Van Vorst & Hoyt,
1909-1911, and Van Vorst, Marshall & Smith since
1912. Dir. Mexican Central R'y Co., Lt'd, Mexican
Nat. Construction Co. and Brov nsville Ferry Co. Pro-
gressive; Unitarian. Mem. Ass'n Bar City of N. Y-
Recreation: Yachting. Clubs: Century Ass'n. Univer-
sity, City, Midday, Baltusrol Golf. Harvard. Resi-
dence. Short Hills, N. J. Address: 25 Broad St., N. Y.

City.

SWIFT, GEORGE MONTAGUE

Physician; b. Sept. 2, 1856, Brooklyn, N. Y.; s. Will-
iam Swift, M.D., U. S. N., and Martha E. (Phelps)
Swift; ed. Amherst Coll A. B., 1876, A. M., 1879; Coll.
Phys. and Surg. (Columbia) M. D., 1879; in. Brooklyn,
N. Y., June 1, 1887, Bessie P. Ely; children: Elisabeth,
Marian, Nathalie, Walker Ely. House physician Belle-
vue Hosp., 18S1; resident physician N. Y. Foundling
Asylum, 18S2-1S83; visiting physician St. Mary's Free
Hosp. for Children, N. Y. City; instr. in medicine Co-
lumbia Univ.; consulting physician Orphan Home and
Asylum of P. E. Ch. Mem. professional Arm of
Walker & Swift. Presby'n. Mem. Am. Med. Ass'n,
N. Y. State Med. Soc, Bellevue Hosp. Alumni Ass'n,
Chi Psi fraternity, and several private medical socie-
ties. Club: Century. Address: 20 West 55th St. N. Y.
City.

SWINTON, MARION

Artist; b. Staten Island, N. Y. ; d. Alfred and Mary
Louise (Demarest) Swinton; grand-niece of Col. Wm.
Oliver Grace of British Arms; 2d cousin Capt. John
Kidd, who was decorated by the late Queen Victoria
for great efficiency; also of Prof. Wm. Swinton and
John Swinton, philanthropist. Studied art under Will-
iam M. Chase, N. Y. Art Sch. Has exhibited through-
out U. S. and abroad, making a specialty of portrait
painting. Has traveled in U. S.,' France, Belgium,
Holland, England and Scotland. Sec. and treas. Velas-
quez Club during the years of its existence. Leader
of 13th Assembly Dist. Woman Suffrage Party and
treas. Internat. Non-Partisan Suffrage League. Rec-
reation: Horseback riding. Club: 20th Century. Resi-
dence: State and Ward Sts., Hackensack, N. J. Ad-
dress: Van Dyck Studios, 56th St. and Sth Av., X. Y.
City.

SYKES, EUGENE LANIER

Lawyer; b. Glenwood Plantation, near Aberdeen,
Miss., Aug. 27, 1873; s. Augustus James and Georgia
Augusta Sykes; ed. Univ. of Miss., 1892, Law Univ. of
Va., B.L., 1897, N. Y. Law Sch., B.L., 1S98; m. N. Y.
City. Dec. 23, 1S97, Jennie Prewett Shoup; children:
Dorothy Wayne, Eugene Lanier, Jr., Conwell Shoup.
Has practised law in N. Y. City since 1898. Was Dem.
candidate for Alderman, 19th dist., N. Y. City, 1901,
but defeated. Dir. Autographic Register Co. Meth-
odist Episcopalian. Mem. Chancellor Walworth Lodge
No. 271 of Masonic Order, Southern Soc, Confederate
Veteran Camp (asso. mem.), Delta Kappa Epsllon
Ass'n, Ass'n Bar City of N. Y., N. Y. State Bar Ass'n,
N. Y. County Lawyers Ass'n, Commercial Law League
of America. Recreations: Automobiling, horseback
riding. Clubs: Phi Delta Phi, Nyack Country, Engle-
wood. Address: 170 Broadway, N. Y. City.

SYMONDS, BRANDRETH

Physician; med. dir. Mutual Life Ins. Co. of N. Y. ;
b. Sing Sing, N. Y., March 4, 1863; s. Col. Henry C. and
Beatrice (Brandreth) Symonds; grad. Hobart Coll.,
A.B., 1881, A.M., 1885, Coll. Phys. and Surg., N. Y. City,
M.D., 1SS4; m. 1st, Gardiner, Me., Dec. 31, 1S89, Caro-
line Bradstreet Baehelder; 2d, Goshen, N. Y., June 11.



1904, Florence Bacon; one son, Brandreth, Jr., b. 1896.
Served as Interne at Bellevue Hosp., 1884-1886; be-
came .med. examiner to Mutual Life Ins. Co., of N. Y..
1889, and served through grades of ass't med. dir.
and med. dir., becoming chief med. dir. 1907. Has
been lecturer at N. Y. Polyclinic, the Univ. and Belle-
vue Hosp. Med. Coll., and Coll. Phys. and Surg.; has
served as attending physician at Northwestern Dis-
pensary, Bellevue Hosp. Dispensary and Roosevelt
Hosp. Dispensary. Has been sec, v.-p. and pres. of
the Ass'n of Life Ins. Med. Dirs. of America. Democrat;
Episcopalian. Mem. N. Y. Acad. Medicine, Med. Soc.
County of N. Y., Med. Soc. State of N. Y., Soc. Alumni
of Bellevue Hosp., Sigma Phi Soc, Colonial Order of
the Acorn. Cliibs: University, Grolier, Church. Ad-
dress: 444 W. 22d St., N. Y. City.

SYMONDS, CHARLES STANLEY

Banker; b. Watertown N. Y.; s. Chas. F. and Sarah
Louise (Grannis) Symonds; ed. Chas. Bartlett's School,
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; read law with Brown & Beach.
Watertown, N. Y. ; m. Mary Ella. d. Thomas Brock way
Fitch, of Syracuse, N. Y.; children: Karl F., Harold
W. Pres. and dir. Utica City Nat. Bank; dir. Utica
Gas & Elec Co.; pres. Stillville Knitting Co.; dir.
Internat. Heater Co.; 1st v.-p. Utica Trust and Deposit
Co.; treas. and dir. Utica Canning Co.; v.-p. Utica Pipe
Foundry Co., and Chas. Millar & Son Co.; dir. Robert
Wicks Co.; treas. and dir. Utica, Clinton & Bingham-
ton R. R. Co.; Consolidated Water Co. of Utica, N. Y.;
trustee of several large estates. Republican; many
years mem. Rep. State Com. Was contb'r to John-
son's Encyclopedia. Mem. S. A. R. Sc-c, Descendants
of Colonial Governors, Soc. Colonial Wars, Mayflower
Soc; trustee of Utica Art Ass'n and of House of the
Good Shepherd; councilor Oneida Hist. Soc. Club; Fort
Schuyler (v.-p.). Address: Utica, N. Y.

SYMONS, THOMAS WILLIAM

Colonel Corps of Eng'rs; b. Keesville, N. Y., Feb. 7,
1849; ed. in public schools, Flint, Mich., and from there
appt'd to U. S. Mil. Acad.; grad. 1874. at head of class;
m. 18S4, Letitia V. Robinson, of Pittsburgh, Pa. On
graduation, assigned as lieut. to Eng'r Corps, in which
has ever since served as officer; promoted capt. 1880;
major, 1896; lieut.-col., June 11, 1904; colonel. May 8,
1908; retired at his own request July 28, 1908. On
duty at torpedo sta., Willtts Point, 1874-1876; on sur-
veys in Utah, Nevada, Oregon, California and Wash-
ington, 1876-1879; chief eng'r Dep't of the Columbia,
1S79-1S82; investigated and settled threatened uprising
of Skagit and Sauk Indians; in charge of works for
improving the Mississippi, 1882-1883 ; made examination
of Mexican boundary line, 1883, under orders from
Sec. of State, and for it received formal thanks of
State Dep't; in Washington on duty improving water
supply of city, and in Dist. Gov't in charge of water
supply, sewerage, pavements and other public works,
1883-1889; in charge of river and harbor works in
Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana, 1889-1895,
and made surveys, plans and estimates for ship canal
north of Seattle, connecting Puget Sound with Lakes
Union and Washington; also one of originators and
chief eng'r private ship canal from Seattle Harbor to
Lake Washington; at Buffalo, N. Y., 1895-1903, In
charge of river and harbor works; eng'r of 10th Light-
house Dist., comprising Lakes Erie and Ontario and
the Detroit, Niagara and St. Lawrence Districts, and
planned and built a very exposed and elaborate light-
house and fog signal sta. in Lake Erie, near Toledo; In
Washington, CD. C, on duty in charge of public build-
ings and grounds and military aide to Pres. with rank
of col., 1903-1904. Made an exhaustive study and re-
port, 1895-1897, ch subject of canals, from Great Lakes
to sea, at N. Y. City, and outlined and proposed plan
for barge canal for which Legislature made an appro-
priation of $100,000,000 and which was ratified by
popular vote; appt'd 1899 by Gov. Roosevelt, mem. of
the Canal Advisory B'd which recommended and made
estimates for barge canals across the State; with A. E.
Blackmer, drew an act, 1902, which passed the Legis-
lature, providing for construction of barge canals, and
was appt'd March, 1904, by Gov. Odell. mem. of the
Advisory B'd of Consulting Eng'rs on construction of
barge canals; accepted that position by authority of
sp'l act of Congress authorizing him to do so, and is
now serving. Was mem. B'd Dirs. and of Exec. Com.
of Pan-Am. Exp'n, Buffalo, N. Y., 1900-1901. Built at
Buffalo the longest breakwater in world. Mem. Am.
Soc Civil Eng'rs; hon. mem. Soc. Civil Eng'rs of West-
ern N. Y. Clubs: Country, Thursday, Yacht (hon.),
Ellicott (hon.), Buffalo (hon.), Erie Yacht (Erie, Pa.,
hon.), Metropolitan, Chevy Chase (Washington), Fort
Orange (Albany, N. Y.). Address: 1606 N. H. Av.,
Washington. D. C, Buffalo, N. Y., and Capitol Bld'g.
Albany, N. Y.



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TABER, CHARLES SEYMOUR

Lawyer; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., March 6, 1862; s. Frank-
lin W. and Elizabeth (Van Deusen) Taber; ed. public
schools, Brooklyn, Hart's Coll. Grammar Sch., Brook-
lyn; Law Sch. Univ. City of N. Y., LL.B. ; m. 1st,
Brooklyn, N. Y., Grace Cleveland (died April 27, 1907);
children: Edith G., b. Aug. 28, 1893, Donald C, b. Sept.
12, 1895; two mother children died young; 2d, New
Brighton, S. I., 1910, Genevieve S. Heywood. Ad-
mitted to bar March, 1885; senior mem. firm of Taber
& Case (Chas. S. Taber and George C. Case), 1888-
1892; since then has practised alone. Ass't corp'n
counsel, 1902-1903, in charge of Bureau of Street
Openings, Borough of Brooklyn. Independent Re-
publican; Pres'by'n. Mem. Brooklyn Bar Ass'n, Brook-
lyn League, N. Y. State Bar Ass'n, Staten Island Ass'n
Arts & Sciences. Mem. Covenant Lodge, P. and A.M.
Clubs: Queens County Chess, Staten Island Chess.
Address: 189 Montague St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

TABOR, FRANCIS HEBARD

Educator; b. Horsmonden, Kent, Eng. ; ed. Univ.
Coll., London, and Christ's Coll., Cambridge. Asso.
of Coll. of Preceptors, London, 1888; ass't master at
Parmiter's Foundation Sch., London, 1890-1893; head-
master Horsmonden Sch., Kent, 1893-1897; asso. head-
master of St. Bernard's Sch., Ill E. 60th St., since
1904. Sup't The Boys' Club of Tompkins Sq., N. Y.
City, 1898-1911; principal of Summer Sch., N. Y. City,
1897, and dir. out-door athletics at The Edn'l Alliance,
N. Y. City, 1897-1904. Clubs: Racquet and Tennis,
Players, Apawamis. Address: HI E. 60th St., N. Y.
City.

TACHAU, WILLIAM G.

Architect; b. Louisville, Ky., April, 1875; s. Charles
G. and Fanny (Wehle) Tachau; grad. Columbia Coll.,
Ph.B., Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris (Deplome). Junior
mem. firm Pilcher & Tachau, architects. Mem. Beaux
Arts Soc, Deplome Soc. (architects). Clubs: Players,
Woodmen Golf. Address: 109 Lexington Av., N. Y. City.

TAFT, HENRY WATERS

Lawyer; b. Cincinnati, Ohio, May 27, 1S59; s. Hon.
Alphonso Taft (Secretary of War and afterwards
Attorney-Gen. of the U. S. in Grant's second admin-
istration, Minister to Austria, 18S2-18S4, Minister to
Russia, 1884-18S5), and of Louise M. (Torrey) Taft;
ed. Yale, B.A., 18S0, hon. M.A., 1905; m. Troy, N. Y.,
March 28, 1S83, Julia W. Smith; children: Walbridge
S., b. Nov. 29, 1S84, William Howard, 2d, lb. Dec. 11,
1887, Louise Wilherbee (Mrs. George H. Snowdon), b.
Dec. 10, 1888. Has practised law in N. Y. City since
1882; mem. law Arm of Strong & Cadwalader; sp'l ass't
atty-gen. of U. S. in investigation and prosecution of
tobacco trust (resigned Jan., 1907); trustee Mutual
Life Ins. Co. Served for several years from 1S98 as
mem. B'd Ed'n City of N. Y.; mem. B'd Trustees Coll.
City of N. Y 1903-1905; candidate in 1898 for Justice
of N. Y. Supreme Court on Republican ticket, and de-
feated; afterwards v.-p. Ass'n Bar City of N. Y. Mem.
Charter Revision Comm'n, to revise charter of Greater
New York, 1901; trustee New York Public Library
since 1908; tendered by Gov. Roosevelt and declined
apptm't as Justice Supreme Court of N. Y. ; mem.
N. Y. State Bar Ass'n and Am. Bar Ass'n. Mem. Skull
and Bones, and Psi Upsilon fraternities. Clubs: Uni-
versity, Century, Yale, Garden City Golf, Shinnecock
Hills Golf, Nat. Golf, Piping Rock, Down Town, Mid-
day, Republican, Psi Upsilon. Residence: 36 W. 4Sth
St. Address: 40 Wall St., N. Y. City.

TAFT, THEODORE M.

Lawyer; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1865; s. Enos
Nelson and Julia M. (Peet) Taft; ed. Adelphi Acad.,
Brooklyn, N. Y., Black Hall (Conn.) Sch.; grad.
Williams Coll., B.A., 1886; Columbia Law Sch., LL.B.,
1889; m. Bedford, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1903. Eleanor Jay Schief-
felin. Admitted to N. Y. Bar, June, 18S9; practised in
N. Y. City, in partnership with Enos N. Taft, under
firm name of E. N. & T. M. Taft, until 1903; since 1903,
with P. Tecumseh Sherman, under firm name of Taft
& Sherman. Instr. in Black Hall Sch., 1886-1887;
lecturer Law Sch. of Univ. City of N. Y., 1892. Dir.
N. Y. Eye and Ear Infirmary. Mem. Alpha Delta Phi
fraternity. Clufo: Alpha Delta Phi. Residence: 242
E. 15th St. Address: 15 William St., N. Y. City.

TAFT, WALBRIDGE S.

Lawyer; b. Pelham Manor, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1884; s.
Henry W. and Julia Walbridge (Smith) Taft; grad.
Yale Univ., A.B., 1907; Harvard Univ., LL.B., 1910.
Unmarried. Att'y, sec. and dir. Greeley Square Hotel



Co. (Hotel McAlpin). Active in local dist. politics.
Republican; Episcopalian. Clubs: Yale, Squadron A,.
Midday, Underwriters. Residence: 36 W. 48th St.
Address: 60 Wall St., N. Y. City.

TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD

Kent prof, of law, Yale Univ.; was the twenty-
seventh Pres. of the United States; b. Cincinnati, O.,
Sept. 15, 1857; s. Alphonso (Atty.-Gen., 1876-1877), and
Louisa Maria (Torrey) Taft; brother of Henry Waters
and Horace 'Dutton Taft and half-brother of Charles
Phelps Taft. Grad. Woodward High Sch., Cincinnati,
1874; B.A., Yale, 1878 (2d in class of 121, salutatorian
and class orator); LL.B., Cincinnati Law Sch, 1880, di-
viding 1st prize (LL.D.. Yale, 1893; Univ. of Pa., 1902;
Harvard, 1905; Miami Univ., 1905; State Univ. of Iowa,
1907; Wesleyan Coll., 1909; Princeton, 1912); m. June
19, 1886, Helen, d. of John W. Herron, of Cincinnati.
Admitted to Ohio bar 1880; law reporter Cincinnati
Times, and later of Cincinnati Commercial, 1880; ass't
prosecuting att'y Hamilton Co., O., 1881-1882-1883;
practised law at Cincinnati 1883-1887; ass't co. solic-
tor Hamilton Co., 1885-1887; Judge Superior Court,
Cincinnati, 1887-1890; Solicitor-Gen. of U. S., 1890-
1892; U S. Circuit Judge, 6th circuit, 1892-1900; prof,
and dean law dep't, Univ. of Cincinnati, 1896-1900;
pres. U. S. Philippine Comm'n, March 13, 1900-July 4,
1901; first Civil Gov. of P. I., July 4, 1901-Feb. 1,
1904; sent to Rome by Pres. Roosevelt, 1902, to confer
with Pope Leo XIII. concerning purchase of agr'l
lands of religious orders in the P. I.; twice declined
apptm't from Pres. Roosevelt as Asso. Justice Supreme
Court of U. S., 1903; Sec. of War in Cabinet of Pres.
Roosevelt, Feb. 1, 1904-June 30, 1908; sent to Cuba by
Pres. Roosevelt to adjust insurrection there, 1906, and
acted short time as provisional gov.; in March and
April, 1907. visited Panama, Cuba, and Porto Rico, by
direction of the President, to take up various matters
and familiarize himself with conditions; later visited
Japan and P. I., returning to America via Russia.
Nominated for president in Rep. Nat. Conv., Chicago,
June. 1908, and elected Nov. 3. 1908, for term, March
4. 1909-March 4, 1913, defeating "William Jennings
Bryan, the Dem. candidate. Pres. Am. Nat. Red Cross
since 1906. Renominated for the Presidency June,
1912, by Nat. Rep. Conv. at Chicago. Defeated in Nov.
election following, when Woodrow Wilson, the Dem.
candidate, was elected. April 1, 1913, became Kent
professor of law at Y'ale Univ., where is now deliv-
ering four lectures a week on Federal Constitutional
law, two in the academic dep't and two in the law sch.
Sept., 1913, elected pres. of Am. Bar Ass'n at its
annual meeting at Montreal, Canada. Nov., 1913, pub-
lished volume containing eight Yale lectures and two
addresses before Am. Bar Ass'n on "Popular Govern-
ment." Residence: 367 Prospect St., New Haven, Conn.
Address: Hotel Taft, New Haven, Conn.

TAGGART, RUSH

Lawyer; b. Smithville, Wayne Co., O., Sept. 4, 1S49;
s. William 'Wirt and Margaret J. (McCaughey) Tag-
gart; grad. Univ. of Wooster, B.A. 1871, A.M. 1S74;
Univ. of Mich., Law Dep't, 1S75; Univ. of Wooster,
tit. r> , 1900; m. Salem, O., Sept. 13, 1877, Margaret
Waterworth; children: Mary W.. b. 187S; Alice, b.
1881; William Rush, Jr., b. 1891. Connected with U. S.
Geol. Survey, 1872-1873; solicitor for Pennsylvania Co.
in Ohio, 1877-1887; with Dillon & Swayne in N. Y. City,
1887-18911; solicitor for Western Union Telegraph Co.,
1891,- until appt'd gen. counsel. Jan., 1911., Presby'n.
Residence: 319 W. 75th St. Address: 195 Broadway,
N. Y. City.

TAINTER, FRANCIS STONE

Civil eng'r; b. Morristown, N. J., Dec. 16, 1S62; s.
Thomas Parsons and Josephine (Brooks) Tainter; ed.
Morris Acad., and sp'l studies at Princeton; m. Nov.
19, 1S92, Susan Bayard. Civil eng'r .on railroad work,
bridge work, construction of dams and water works
since 18S1; specialist in hydraulics; mem. firm F. S.
Tainter & Co. Has traveled generally for both busi-
ness and pleasure. Democrat; Episcopalian. Mem.
Am. Soc. Civil Eng'rs, Nat. Geog. Soc. A.A.A.S., Am.
Forestry Ass'n, Soe for Preservation of Adirondacks,
Soc. Colonial Wars, Sons of Revolution, S.A.R. Recre-
ations: Hunting, fishing. Cluibs: Engineers, Players.
Address: 1 Newark St., Hoboken, N. J.

TAINTOR, CHARLES NEWHALL

Banker and publisher; b. Pomfret, Conn., Nov. 28,
1840; s. Ralph Smith and Phoebe Higgins (Lord)
Taintor; ed. Bacon Acad., Colchester, Conn.; Yale,
B.A. 1865, MA. 186S; m. N. Y. City, April 23, 1872,
Georgiana Strang Holden. Book publisher, 1S66-1913;
banker, 1903-1913. Published school books, 1870-1S93;
guide books and hymn books, 1S67-1913. Was comm'r
of emigration, State of N. Y., at port of N. Y., 1881-



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1889; pres. of b'd, 1SS8-18S9; police justice, City of
N. Y., 1889-1895; delegate to Rep. Nat. Conv. at Chi-
cago, 111., 18S4 and 18S8, and .Rep. State Conv. of N. Y.,
1880-1898; Rep. candidate- for mem. of Congress, 7th
Dist. of N. V . 1SSS. Ex-pres. and dir. Taintor Bros. <
Co., Riverside Bank, N. Y.; dir. Astor Place Bank,
N. Y.; Union Exchange Nat. Bank; pres. and trustee
U. S. Savings Bank; senior mem. firms of Taintor
Bros., E. M Taintor & Co.; mem. N. Y. Chamber of
Commerce, N. E. Soc. (life), Psi Upsilon fraternity.
Scroll and Key Soc; trustee Gen. Grant's Monument
Ass'n, Bacon Acad., Colchester, Conn. Republican;
Presbv'n. Clubs: University, West side Republican.
Residence: 41 W. 76th St. Address: 606 Madison Av.,
N.'T. City.

TALBOT, HAMMOND

Lumber mf'r; b. Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1873; s.
Capt. Lowell and Mary Carolyn (Hayden) Talbot; ed.
in schs of Brooklyn, Lockwood Acad., and Greenfield
public sch.; m. Wilkes-Barre. Pa.. April 25, 1S99, Mary-
Savage Olds; children: Hammond, Jr., b. Jan. 25, 1900,
Henderson, b. Jan 27, 1902, Susan, b. Dec. 31, 1904.
Started in employ of Chase, Talbot & Co., March 22,
1886, as office bo'y: became partner, 1S93; firm incor-
porated, 1906, and elected pres., which office still
holds Traveled in U. S. extensively. Treas. S. B.
Dunn Lumber Co.; dir. Watson & Pittinger, Aguacate
Mines; trustee N. Y. Lumber Trade Ass'n. Twice of-
fered Dem. nomination for N. Y. State Assembly, but
declined. Presby'n. Master Mason, mem. Royal Ar-
canum, Loyal Ass'n, Columbia Council, Elks (life
mem.), Presby'n Union, Brooklyn Juvenile Probation
Ass'n, Prospect Heights Citizens Ass'n. Trustee
Berkeley Inst., Memorial Preshy'n Ch. Recreations:
Yachting, shooting, bowling, swimming. Clubs: Mon-
tauk, Parkwav Driviug, Tarantine (Bangor, Me.).
Manhanset, Yacht (Shelter Island, N. Y.). Residence:
370 Sterling PI., Brooklyn, N. Y. Address: 29 Broad-
way, N. Y. City

TALCOTT, CHARLES A.

Lawyer, mem. Congress; b. Oswego, N. Y.; s. Enoch
B. Talcott; ed. public schs. and Utica Free Acad.;
grad. Princeton Univ., A.B., 1879. In active practice
of law since admission to bar. City counsel of Utica
1886; mem B'd of Police and Fire Comm'rs 1SSS-1S92;
mayor of Utica, 1902-1906; elected to 62nd Congress
and re-elected to 63d Congress from 33d N. Y. Dist.
Democrat. Address: Utica. N. Y.

TALCOTT, JAMES

Banker and comm'n merchant; b. West Hartford,
Conn.. Feb. 7, 1S35; s. Seth and Charlotte Stout (But-
1 r > Talcott; traces descent from an ancient and hon-
orable family of Colchester, Essex, England, the motto
on whose coat of arms is "Virtus sola nobilitas." The
father of Am. branch, John Talcott, of Braintree, Es-
sex, England, came to N. Y. in co. of Puritans led by
Thomas Hooker and John Cotton, landing at Boston,
1633, removed with Rev. Mr. Hooker and his church t<>
Conn., 1636, and became one of founders of City of
Hartford. Another ancestor, the Worshipful John
Talcott was treas. of Colony of Conn., 1652-1659. An-
other ancestor was gov. of Colony of Conn., 1724-1741.
Ed. in common schools of West Hartford, Conn., West-
field Acad., and Williston Sem., Easthampton, Mass. ; m
Henrietta E. Francis; children: James Frederick.
Francis Edgar, Grace (Mrs. Warner M. Van Norden),
Edith C. (Mrs. H. Roswell Bates), Arthur Whiting,
Reginald. Commenced business in N. Y. City, 1854,
under own name; his house, with its various annexes
in New York and other cities, sells or finances the
product of a large number of mills and manufactur-
ers of foreign and domestic woolens, cottons, silks,
gloves, embroideries, dress goods, etc. Also finances
any and all lines of trade. Dir. Manhattan Co. Bank,
Am. Hosiery Co. and other financial inst'ns. Mem.
Chamber of Commerce. B'd of Trade and Transporta-
tion. Merchants and Mf'rs B'd of Trade. Presby'n.
Founder-trustee of Northfield Sem, Northfield, Mass.,
with D. L. Moody, laying corner-stone of first -bld'g
and later, bld'g Talcott Hall, a dormitory and dining
hall for women, at Oberlin Coll. Also erected Ar-
boretum at Jit. Holyoke Coll., Mass.. was one of early
contb'rs to foundation of Barnard Coll.: and built and
equipped library of native town, West Hartford. One
of first trustees Water St. Mission. One of founders
N Y. Christian Home for Intemperate Men, and first
treas Trustee Y. W. C. A., N. Y. City. Mem. Internat.
Com., Y. M. C. A.. N. E. Soc, Am. Museum of Natural
History, Met. Museum of Art, Botanical and Zool. Gar-
dens; life mem. Am. Geog. Soc. Clubs: Republican,
Patria. Address: 225 Fourth Av., N. Y. City.

TALLANT, HUGH

Architect; b Boston, Mass., Sept. 15, 1869; s. Henry
P. and Mary G. (Coleman) Tallant; grad. Harvard,



A.B., AM., 1891; Ecole des Beaux Aits, Paris, archi-
tecte diplomS par le Gouvernement Franchise, 1896;
unmarried. Mem. firm of Lord. Hewlett & Tallant.
Am. Inst, of Architects, Soc. Beaux Arts Graduates,
Brooklyn lust. Arts and Sciences. Clubs: Harvard,
Hamilton, Heights Casino (Brooklyn), Squadron A.
Address: 345 Fifth Av., N. Y. City.

TALLMADGE, JOSIAH C.

Lawyer, jurist; b. New Baltimore, Greene Co., N. Y.,
July 15, 1853; s. Thomas D. and Helen M. (Raymond)
Tallmadge; ed. dist. schools and by private tutors; m.
Windham, Greene County, N. Y., June 5, 1878, Ella M.
Stanley; children: Leone S. Beaah, b. 1S80, N. Edna
Hinman, b. 1882. In business at Windham, 23 years;
formed partnership with Hon. C. E. Bloodgood, of
Catskill, 1898. Elected 1889 dist. att'y for one term;
county judge and surrogate of Greene Co. since Nov.,
1900 (re-elected 1906 and 1912), pres. B'd of Ed'n,
Catskill, 1902-1905. Dir. Bld'g and Loan Ass'n, Cats-
kill, Commercial Mutual Fire Ins. Co., Mercantile Co-
operative Fire Ins. Co., Catskill Nat. Bank, v.-p. Sav-
ings and Loan Ass'n of Catskill. Democrat; Presby'n.
Trustee Presby'n Ch., trustee and dir. Y. M. C. A.,
Catskill; mem. Mountain Lodge F. and A. M., 259;
Catskill Chapter R A. M., 285, State Bar Ass'n, Greene
County Soc, Acad, of Polit Science, pres. Nat. Ass'n
of Probate Judges, v.-p. Greene County Bar Ass'n.
Club: Rip Van Winkle (Catskill) (pres.). Address:
Catskill, Greene Co., N. Y.

TALMADGE, HENRY P.

Banker; b. Troy, N. Y., 1847; s. Henry and Frances
(Cossitt) Talmadge; grad. Harvard, 1868; m. Brook-
lyn, iN. Y., 1872, Lucy White. Pres. and dir. Augusta
(Ga.) Lumber Co., Haviland Lumber Co., Southern Pine
Co. of Georgia; dir. Albany & Northern R'y Co., Col-
well Lead Co., Empire Trust Co., Nat. Bank of Bruns-
wick, Ga. Cluhs: University, Whist, Union. Resi-
dence: 53S Madison Av. Address: 52 William St., N.
Y. City.

TAMS, JAMES FREDERIC

Broker; b. Philadelphia. Pa., April 13, 1847; s. James
and Sarah Antoinette (Wade) Tarns; ed. private schs,
N. Y. City; m. Blanche E. S. Cruger. Mem. firm Tarns,
Lemoine & Crane, naval architects and shipbrokers.
Mem. Soc. Naval Architects and Eng'rs, U. S. Naval
Inst., dir. Navy League of U. S., one of lay mg'rs of
the Seamen's Ch. Inst., trustee of Soc. for Relief of
Destitute Children of Seamen, trustee N. Y. Dispen-



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